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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Dec 14, 2013 8:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best show ???

Both yours and DD's list are amazing. But I can relate to yours more. We went to a lot of the same shows. Is it an age thing?

Jimi Hendrix - 4x but the first in 1968 at the UCLA Student Grand Ballroom and the Band of Gypsies @ Berkeley Community Theater are the ones. UCLA was my first concert. I remember holding on to the girl I was with while she danced on a folding chair and he sang Wild Thing during the encore. Actually I think I held the chair.
Bruce - 6x but the one I remember the most is at Winterland two weeks before the Dead closed the place down. I was totally blown when he turned his back on the crowd, fell back into them, and they carried him across the width of the stage while he played guitar on his back. And I agree, the E Street Band is the best rock band I ever saw.
Dead - probably the 10/18 and 19 retirement shows in 74, 11/17/73 at Pauley, and 7/21/74 @ the Hollywood Bowl. I went to the closing of Winterland but unlike some folks, I think the playing wasn't as great as the event itself. But it was a costume ball and somewhere I have pictures of me as Groucho Marx.
Prince - 2x, one to support 1999 and the other to support Purple Rain. Top three performer of my life.
Terrence Trent D'Arby at Hollywood Palladium - staggering performer. Wish I could have seen him again.
The Who at the Fabulous Forum - once you've seen Keith Moon bang on drums you can never look at percussion the same.
Miles Davis in Royce Hall UCLA in 1968 with Tony Williams, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, and Ron Carter. Miles at the top of his game before he wanted to be a rock star.
Elvis Costello and the Attractions @ Berkeley Community Theater. 50 minute set and after you left you wanted to punch something or someone.
Bob Marley - 4x but the ones I remember most are Santa Monica Civic and the Greek Theater. It seemed the Wailers would lock in about 1/4 way into each song and then you were a helpless white boy singing about looting and burning churches and killing sheriffs. I never saw a crowd before dancing in unison. Trance music. At the Greek, just before they came on, someone on stage tossed a huge basket full of spliffs into the crowd. All you could see was a wave of monster joints coming towards you as folks grabbed some and tossed the rest backwards.
Rolling Stones in early 70s at the Fabulous Forum. Stevie Wonder opened for them.
U2 at the US Festival - I got backstage and some nice gal from MTV sneaked me up through the scaffolding and we ended up hanging on the fence dividing the stage from the 200k that were in attendance. I got to be 10 feet in front of Bono while he waved a white flag and sang Sunday Bloody Sunday.
King Sunny Ade @ the Greek - like watching a musical kaleidoscope writhing around on stage. Totally blew off Black Uhuru who opened up for them.
Talking Heads @ Greek when they shot Stop Making Sense. David Byrne came out first and sang Psycho Killer with a beat box.
Elton John's first show in the USA at the Troubadour. Who knew he would become a main writer for Walt Disney. :)
James Taylor with Carole King opening. He was Baby James and had hair and she had just released Tapestry. I sat next to Leon Russell and spent a good part of the time staring at his hair.
Traffic @ the Santa Monica Civic. I was a Traffic head before being a Dead Head. I loved that they would just go into their private space, face each other and not us, and just jam.
Paul Simon doing Graceland @ the Greek. Miriam Makeba sang with him. Actually I thank the Dead for getting me interested in African music.
Shit I'm tired of typing. I was just lucky to live at a time of fabulous and varied music and was fortunate enough to be able to afford to go to lots of shows, most really good. About 500 of them and I have the crummy ears to prove it. From Ike and Tina to the Miracles, to Emmylou to Joni Mitchell, from Weather Report to Al DiMeola, from Boy George to the Eurythmics, from Fleetwood Mac to Linda Rondstadt blah blah blah. Now I look at folks like BD and Micah etc. and all the folks around here with their varied musical tastes and wish I could still keep up but I can't. I just got my memories to keep me warm. Until the Alzheimer's kicks in. :)

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Dec 15, 2013 4:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best show ???

DH - nice list.
Also wanted to let you know that the Bruce show you reference in slot number 2 from december of '78, has a very nice AUD that circulates....in case you were not aware. I've had it for a few years now. Can't remember which of the torrent sites I pulled it from, but I'm sure if you poke around you'd be able to find it.

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Dec 15, 2013 8:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best show ???

Thanks. That would be awesome to experience again. To pull back the curtains of 35 years. I'll check.

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Dec 16, 2013 9:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best show ???

I had a few minutes to kill, so I checked out Dime....
Here is a link to an FM copy (I'm 99% sure it is the version that I have)that has a couple of seeders....

http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=56738

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Dec 16, 2013 9:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best show ???

Thanks. I signed up, but when I browsed, the only search restriction I could find is Rock and that gave me 9450 options and not in alphabetic order. Is there another way to find it?

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Dec 16, 2013 10:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best show ???

My link should take you right to it.
If that doesn't work, log on and at the main page under torrents, select search.
In the search box, I entered Springsteen, searched under "all categories" and selected the option of search title and torrent file name only. I didn't include dead torrents. This will bring you down to 613 options. The one you want is number 613. They are listed in date added order. This one is the oldest. Go to the last page and it is at the very bottom.

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Dec 16, 2013 2:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best show ???

Got it. Thanks for taking the time to help. Now all I have to do is create the proper headphone time to obliterate my ears. :)

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Dec 16, 2013 3:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best show ???

You're welcome!! Enjoy :)

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Poster: leftwinger57 Date: Dec 15, 2013 5:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best show ???

DH,I'm pretty sure it's an age thing. One related small world story about that Sprinsteen Winterland show.It was brodcast on the radio ,Bill graham and PBS did this a few times and I was in the hospital recovering from an operation.A friend of mine brought a radio and I played the show fairly loud ,my bedmate was cool ,the nurses were into it and I had the ward rockin.Elton is on my never saw list and I've seen Leon Russell twice.The 1st time he was band leader for Joe Cocker and the Mad Dogs Englishmen tour playing both piano and guitar.Then 43 years later and looks it w/ now all white very long hair opened for Hot Tuna and was not doing the best stuff and the sound for an old time theater was terrible.It got way better for Tuna just like the old days.Saw the Talking Heads at the Boarding House and hated them.I was not into anything remotely progressive at the time.

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Dec 15, 2013 1:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best show ???

What I remember from Springsteen was he great ability to tell yarns between songs - he seemed so relatable. He told a great one that included the Big Man while they did Santa Claus Is Coming To Town. Have you seen the new doc that's making the rounds on cable? Springsteen and I. Pretty cool footage mixed in with blathering fandom.

I would have loved to see the Mad Dogs tour. I loved the movie. Leon Russell is the Gabby Hayes of music - he looked 60 when he was 30. I wish he were in better health. I think it was great of Elton John to support him like he did last year.